January 13, 2020

Meet The Managing Partners

Paul Richardson 

Specialist in Customer Programmes and M&A


Paul is relentless in the pursuit of innovation and added value and wants to work with customers that think differently about their business.


Paul is a problem solver and his goal is to disrupt traditional business models. Rather than just improve operational efficiencies and save lots of money, Paul wants businesses to gain real value and massively increase their competitive advantage through their engagement with transformational business processes and new technology capabilities.

Paul is well positioned to do this and has an enviable track record in creating alternative commercial and operational models utilising the latest technology to address business challenges. Paul is comfortable questioning the status quo and creating flexible solutions that optimise risk and reward. He brings fresh thinking to board level discussions that highlights the opportunities for transformational change - this is a strength that Paul has proven time and time again with many global clients and he is also an experienced M&A leader.


“I am very proud to be part of an incredible team which has extensive experience. I am looking forward to connecting with many friends and customers and showcase the capabilities 2innov8 will bring to the market.”


Paul Read

Specialist in Retail and Customer Experience


A retail leader with tenacity to solve complex problems. Measurable success in delivering increased revenue and profit across the product lifecycle. Obsessive about future thinking as well as building and executing multi-year strategies in an agile and adaptable way. Paul has a real sense of personal pride achieving increases in true net profit whilst simultaneously delivering customer and shareholder value. Skilful in spotting consumer trends using market data and translating those trends into realised operational savings or profitable revenue stream opportunities. Experienced in e-commerce sales, procurement and aftermarket services proven to deliver consistent growth in sales.

“My passion for retail, e-commerce and customer experience is in my core DNA, the opportunity 2innov8 is creating will allow me to leverage extensive experience skills and capability I have developed working for one of the world’s greatest and most successful electrical retailers”


Alex Bridgeman

Specialist in Insurance and Risk Management


A Chartered Accountant by training, Alex has developed and delivered innovative risk management and risk financing structures in global companies

such as BOC and DHL. Alex is also familiar with the high-paced and disruptive environment of new technology companies having taken CPD Online limited from start-up to private placement, through IPO to eventual sale. Alex’s depth of knowledge in the insurance and risk management arena combined with his passion for ensuring a safe environment for his colleagues underlines his drive to use new technologies to make work a safer place.


“Having spent decades leading large corporate insurance and risk strategy solutions and services I am hugely excited to be joining a creative team that will re-define how business can take full advantage of this new digital era.” 



Jon Parr

Specialist in Product Design, Sourcing and Procurement



With a background starting in the 1980’s in electronic engineering and manufacturing including off-shoring to near and far horizon locations; through the 1990’s in chemical, oil & gas and pharma process control; leading in the 2000’s in energy and water utilities Jon has domain knowledge in multiple sectors and has landed West Coast start-ups in the UK and successfully launched them, as well as managed multi discipline UK business units within global engineering business. Over the past 20 years Jon has held Commercial, Development and Leadership roles including those of General Manager, Managing Director, both Commercial & Sales Director roles and Product Development Director.


From sourcing key contributors into business teams, developing strategies and enabling growth through to both opening and closing office & production locations his width of Operational business experience covers much of what is needed to drive product, service and technical business forward from early beginning and on to success.


Over recent years a focus on software development & implementation into UK and Global utilities coupled with leadership of professional service business’ gives Jon contacts to leverage in many UK and European business across that sector.



“My skills in electronic engineering and manufacturing compliments the breath of capability the Managing Partners of 2innov8 will bring to its customer base. I am very excited to be part of this amazing opportunity to deliver sustainable customer transformation.”


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